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September Diversity Holidays

Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15 to October 15. This month corresponds with Mexican Independence Day, which is celebrated on September 16, and recognizes the revolution in 1810 that ended Spanish dictatorship.   

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (CCAM) is recognized every September by childhood cancer organizations around the world. With a goal to increase awareness and raise funds for those affected by childhood cancer, the American Childhood Cancer Organization encourages everyone to Go Gold® during September in honor and in memory of kids with cancer!

SEPTEMBER 4

  • Labor Day in the United States honors the contribution that workers have made to the country and is observed on the first Monday of September. 

SEPTEMBER 5 - 6

  • Krishna Janmashtami, a Hindu celebration of Lord Vishnu’s most powerful human incarnations, Krishna, the god of love and compassion. Celebrations include praying and fasting.  

SECOND WEEK OF SEPTEMBER

  • National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week, a weeklong celebration of the vital role HBCUs play in molding Black leaders, encouraging high-school aged youth to enroll into HBCU’s, providing scholarship dollars for matriculation, and sustaining a pipeline for employment from undergraduate to corporate America.

SEPTEMBER 11

  •  Patriot Day commemorate the lives of those who perished in the 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Virginia and those who perished when the hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in Pennsylvania. The holiday also recognizes those who perished attempting to rescue people trapped by the attacks.
  • Paryushana Parvarambha, a Jain festival lasting eight to ten days that is observed through meditation and fasting. It focuses on spiritual upliftment, pursuit of salvation, and a deeper understanding of the religion.

SEPTEMBER 12

  • Ethiopian New Year. Rastafarians celebrate the New Year on this date and believe that Ethiopia is their spiritual home. 

SEPTEMBER 14

  • Elevation of the Life Giving Cross (Holy Cross), in some Christian denominations, a day that commemorates the cross used in the crucifixion of Jesus 

SEPTEMBER 15 - 17 (sundown to sundown)

  • Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year celebration, is one of Judaism’s holiest days. Meaning “head of the year” or “first of the year,” the festival begins on the first day of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar, which falls during September or October.

SEPTEMBER 18

  •  International Equal Pay Day, celebrated for the first time in September 2020, represents the long-standing efforts toward the achievement of equal pay for work of equal value. It further builds on the United Nations’ commitment to human rights and its efforts to eliminate all forms of discrimination, including discrimination against women and girls. 
  • Ganesh Chaturthi, a Hindu holiday lasting approximately ten days, in which the elephant-headed Hindu god is praised and given offerings   

SEPTEMBER 21

  • Ostara Mabon the second harvest ritual celebrated in Gaelic, Pagan,and Wiccan traditions. Mabon is the first day of fall and celebration of the vernal equinox. The holiday is about gathering wisdom and honoring elders.  
  • Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, whose aim is to raise awareness about the wider-than-average pay gap between Black women and White men. Black women are paid 62 cents for every dollar paid to White men.  

SEPTEMBER 22

  • Native American Day, a federal holiday observed annually on the fourth Friday in September in the state of California and Nevada and on the second Monday in October in South Dakota and Oklahoma, United States   

SEPTEMBER 24 - 25 (sundown to sundown)

  • Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, a day of atonement marked by fasting and ceremonial repentance

SEPTEMBER 26 - 27

  • Mawlid Al-Nabi, the observance of the birthday of Islam founder, the prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) , celebrated during the month of Rabiulawal, the third month of the Muslim calendar. Shi’a Muslims celebrate it five days later than Sunni Muslims.   
  • Eid Milad un-Nabi, an Islamic holiday commemorating the birthday of the prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H). During this celebration, homes and mosques are decorated, large parades take place, and those observing the holiday participate in charity events. 

SEPTEMBER 27

  • Meskel, a religious holiday in the Ethiopian Orthodox and Eritrean Orthodox Churches that commemorates the discovery of the True Cross by the Roman Empress Helena in the fourth century  

SEPTEMBER 28

  • Teacher’s Day in Taiwan. This day is used to honor teachers’ contributions to their students and to society in general. People often express their gratitude to their teachers by paying them a visit or sending them a card. The birth of Confucius, the model master educator in ancient China, is also commemorated on this date. 

SEPTEMBER 29

  • Michaelmas, or the Feast of Michael and All Angels, is a minor Christian festival dedicated to Archangel Michael that is observed in some Western liturgical calendars  

SEPTEMBER 29 - OCTOBER 6

  • Sukkot, a seven-day Jewish festival giving thanks for the fall harvest 

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